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Oceania/Other : Papua, Official OS punctured stamp. need help.

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tooler
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05 Feb 2019
05:17:57pm
I have this ½d Papua Lakatoi stamp perf 12.5 with water mark sideways and the (FAT d flaw)
in the right value circle. I (think) it is sg#021. It has a cds with date clearly Oct 1910.

I have the Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth, Australia edition and the Stanley Gibbons Western
Pacific catalogs. I cannot find any mention of this fat d flaw.

Does anyone have a specialized Papua catalog or an ACSC that can tell me how this flaw came to be and what it is worth if anything.
Thank you for any help.
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Rob1956
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06 Feb 2019
12:13:07am
re: Papua, Official OS punctured stamp. need help.

It isn't listed in the SG, and the ACSC is an entirely Australian catalogue, it does not list any country outside of Australia. The distorted “½d” is a common variety and has a market value of $75 (hinged). As it is used and has the OS puncture it is worth just a little more.

Rob

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tooler
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06 Feb 2019
12:18:17am
re: Papua, Official OS punctured stamp. need help.

Thank you Rob for the information.

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Kapul
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16 Feb 2019
01:32:28am
re: Papua, Official OS punctured stamp. need help.

Tooler,
Sorry for the late reply to your posting re the fat right-hand "D"on your 1/2d Papua Lakatoi.
I contacted a friend of mine who is co author of “Collector’s Guide to the stamps of British New Guinea and the Territory of Papua (1884 – 1942) who advises as follow[red]s:-

Sorry for late response just got back from holiday. Its position 21 and can be found on the small Papua issues of the 1/2d only.
As it can't be found on the BNG's or the Large Papua its not classified as a pantograph
flaw.
Nice collectable stamp though, SG asked me about the value of listing 2 years ago yet as it wasn't a Pantograph flaw did not go ahead wi
th it.

Great item even if it's not listed.
Sid


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